David Power, Malcolm Proud
Church of the Assumption, Tullamore 8pm ¤10 Uilleann piper David Power and harpsichordist and organist Malcolm Proud have become a musical item. Their collaborations cross the divide between classical and traditional, with the pipes even venturing into Mozart and Kevin Volans’s arrangement of the South African childen’s song Umzi watsha (The House is
Burning). Power and Proud will be performing at St Michael’s Church, Dún Laoghaire on Sunday, August 6th, and at St Canice’s Cathedral during Kilkenny Arts Festival on August 19th. But they can be heard before then in the Church of the Assumption in Tullamore. The church was destroyed by fire in 1983, rebuilt in 1986, and its 1965 Frobenius organ came as a generous gift from the Vor Frue Kirke in Copenhagen (the Danish capital’s EvangelicalLutheran cathedral) when that church acquired a new organ. It was installed in Tullamore in 1995.